Liisa Jaakkimainen

Degrees, Title/Position:
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Family physician, Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team
Senior Core Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Digital Health for Diabetes Research and Care


Dr. Jaakkimainen’s research interests include examining primary health care access, continuity of care, primary health care indicators and benchmarks, measuring wait times from primary to specialist care, improving the coordination of care in primary care, caring for marginalized and frail seniors in the community, and performance feedback to primary care providers.  In 2006, Dr. Jaakkimainen co-lead the “Primary Care in Ontario: An ICES Atlas”.  In 2014, Dr. Jaakkimainen published a study using family physician Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database (EMRALD) measuring the time between a family physician’s referral and the appointment with a specialist.

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